May 7, 2008

Single Family Village - Architectural Review

The Single Family Village Board was informed today that POA-Scherer (VG's Declarant) has turned over limited authority to the SFV Board to approve/deny architectural and landscape applications related to existing SFV homes.  According to Gina Lampe, our Community Manager,  "The SF Board has the authority to review and approve/deny any ARC applications received on all EXISTING homes.  The Declarant will retain control over all NEW construction and NEW landscaping."
The issue will likely be discussed at an upcoming SFV Board meeting, along with how the SFV Board will carry out this new responsibility.  The forming of a Single Family Village ARC may also be discussed.

Single Family Village - 4/21 Board Meeting Minutes Available

Minutes have been published for the April 21 SFV Board meeting.  You can view and download them by visiting our Documents page.  An agenda will be published for the next Board Meeting when it is scheduled.

You're Invited to Join Our Victor Gardens for a Cure Team

Hello to Our Neighbors and Friends of Victor Gardens:

Whether it's a friend, a family member, or a nearby neighbor down the street, we all know someone who has been touched by cancer. Many of us are concerned about this disease and want to do something to make a difference. That's why we’ve decided to take part in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life®.

This year's White Bear Lake Area RFL will be held at the WBL South Campus from 7 PM July 25th through 7 AM July 26th. We would personally like to take this opportunity to have you join our neighborhood team, "Victor Gardens for a Cure".

At the event, we'll camp out overnight, walk around the track and interact with many interesting people. There is an incredible tribute to cancer survivors and caregivers that starts off the night and a moving ceremony honoring those who have fought the disease. I can truly say Relay is unlike anything else you'll ever do. It's a night full of fun, hope, and remembrance. For more information on the Relay, you can visit the link below to gain a better understanding of what it is all about.

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Over the course of the next several weeks, we’ll be following up to recruit additional members, help raise donations, collect silent auction donations and ask local businesses to help by sponsoring our team.  If you or anyone you know is interested in being part of this event, or would like to make a contribution, please contact one of us at your earliest convenience.  We look forward to discussing this with all of you in the future! 

Erin Yoshida

Melissa Klamerus

Maintenance Update: Spring Cleanup

Thanks to Tony Schwab for spending much of last Sunday cleaning up around the neighborhood.  Tony gathered a few pick-up loads of stray trash, loose sit fencing, and other debris.  Thanks also to other residents working to keep Victor Gardens looking great.

VG North Village Preliminary Plat Approved

On April 21, The Hugo City Council "Approved a PUD amendment and a preliminary plat for a 72 townhome development at Victor Gardens North Village. The applicant proposed the modification in order to develop a different style of townhome than was previously approved, and it also reduces the number of homes on the site by 32 units."  -source:  The Citizen, Council to Consider Everton Improvement Project, by Aaron Rupar,  April 30, 2008.

Road Improvement Project

At a recent Hugo City Council Meeting, the Council considered Everton Ave. road improvements north of Frenchman Road (Co. Rd. 8).  Pratt Homes petitioned the city council for an improved road, which would connect a proposed church, clinic, and Victor Gardens North Village. 
 The Citizen, Hugo's official newspaper has the full details.  "The stretch of Everton being considered for improvements is about 700 feet in length, and would extend north from County Road 8 to a point where Rosemary Way would connect the townhome development behind Festival Foods to Everton Avenue."   -source:  The Citizen, Council to Consider Everton Improvement Project, by Aaron Rupar,  April 30, 2008.